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Baby Shower Game: Character Match

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Character Match game perfect for a Baby Shower with a ‘Book Theme’.

Guests do their best to MATCH the Character Image with the correct Character Name.

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SNAPSHOT OF THE GAME:

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Printable PDFs of the Game (and Answer Key) can be found below.

Character Match – Game

Character Match -Answer Key

Character Match – Edit Enabled

Printable PDFs of the Characters (two per sheet) can be found below:

Paddington&StregaNona

Max&Olivia

Lyle&Madeline 

Lilly&Ferdinand

David&Harriett

CindyLou&Babar

Amelia&Arthur

AlexanderOnly

Don’t see your favorite storybook Character?  Simply use the ‘Edit Enabled’ Game Card to include your preferred Characters!

The great thing about this game?  Guests are able to participate at any point during the shower, allowing a more casual approach to ‘Shower Games’.  Towards the end of the shower, the cards are scored and the winner announced!

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Children’s Book Themed Food, Desserts, & Beverages

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Food, Dessert, and Beverage ideas based on your favorite children's books (see descriptions below).

FOOD/SNACKS:

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Pictured above are the following:

'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' by Judi Barrett – Matched with an assortment of Meatballs (BBQ, Swedish, Sweet & Sour, etc).

'Green Eggs & Ham' by Dr. Seuss – Matched with Deviled Eggs & Ham Roll-Ups.

'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' by Beatrix Potter – Matched with a Veggie tray with Dip.

'The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales' by Jon Scieszka – Matched with a Cheese Platter & Crackers.

'The Three Little Pigs' by a variety of different authors – Matched with “Pigs in a Blanket” snacks.

'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle – Matched with Fruit Kabobs made with Green Grapes and Strawberries.

DESSERTS:

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'Thunder Cake' by Patricia Polacco – Paired with Frosted Brownie Bites, garnished with Strawberries or Raspberries.

'If You give a Mouse a Cookie' & 'The Best Mouse Cookie' book series by Laura Numeroff – Paired with Gourmet Cookies of your choice. Sister J chose Monica's Gourmet Cookies.

'The Lorax' by Dr. Seuss – Paired with Truffula Tree Cake Pops in your favorite flavors.

BEVERAGES:

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'James & The Giant Peach' by Roald Dahl – Matched with Alcoholic Peach Minomas.

'Water' by Frank Asch – Matched with Water bottles and Crystal Light packets.

 

Children’s Book Themed Centerpieces

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Centerpiece ideas based on your favorite children's books (see descriptions below).

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Pictured above are the following:

'The Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle – Paired with an assortment of mixed nuts.

'Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister, translated into English by J. Alison James – Paired with Pepperidge Farm rainbow goldfish crackers.

'The Magic School Bus, In the Time of the Dinosaurs” by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen – Paired with Bugles (aka “dinosaur claws”). NOTE: The Magic School Bus series offers LOTS of different themes, leaving a never-ending supply of ideas.

'Let's Go Blue!” by Aimee Aryal – Paired with an assortment of blue and yellow candies. NOTE: Adjust to your favorite sports team!

'Corduroy' by Don Freeman – Paired with Teddy Graham crackers.

'Chicken's Aren't the Only Ones' by Ruth Heller – Paired with Cadbury Mini Eggs.

'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl – Paired with assorted blue and silver candies. NOTE: Any Wonka candy would also be the perfect addition to the table's centerpiece!

'Biscuit Storybook Collection' by Alyssa Satin Capucilli – Paired with EDIBLE Scooby-Doo graham crackers.

The possibilities are endless!

 

Baby Shower Invitations & Thank You Cards

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Baby Shower Theme: Children's Books

Thank You Cards: Children's Storybook Characters (Digital Download via Etsy)

Once you purchase the download, you receive the card pdf in 3 colors: blue, pink, and multi-color (shown below).

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(Printed through FedEx Kinko's)

Shower Invitations: Old-Fashioned Library Cards

With a lot of hard work (and time spent on her typewriter), Sister-J created these adorable Shower Invitations!

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The Products used to create these Invitations can be found below:

 

Dr. Seuss-Inspired Photo Booth & Props

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Why not perk up a party with a Dr. Seuss-inspired Photo Booth (along with coordinating props)?

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PDFs can be printed at home, although, the sisters³ decided to use FedEx Kinko's for a small price.

Props were easily attached to 12 inch wooden dowels (found at any Craft Supply Store). With the props printed on card stock, they adhered easily to each dowel (using “E6000“, the preferred glue of sisters³).

 

Printable PDF's of Photo Booth Props can be found below:

Big Red Bow Tie

Cat In The Hat

Dr. Seuss Glasses

Thing 1 & Thing 2 Hair

Lorax Mustache

“Oh What Fun” Word Bubble

Thing 1 Sign

Thing 2 Sign

 

The backdrop was created using Dr. Seuss & plain Red and Blue Scrapbooking Paper, and chains were hung on a Portable Photography Backdrop Stand (available through Amazon.com: Portable Photography Backdrop Stand). Four pieces of paper were used for each chain – first cut down the middle and then cut with an approx. 3 inch width. Used staples to make chains.

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Baby Shower Game: Guess The Children’s Book Title

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Guess the Children's Book's REAL Name! Perfect for a Baby Shower with a 'Book Theme'.

Guests do their best to determine the REAL name of the popular Children's book.

For example:

Q: ‘A Small Persevering Locomotive’

A: ‘The Little Engine that Could’

Printable PDFs of the Game (and Answer Key) can be found below:

Children's Book Names – Game

Children's Book Names_Answer Key

The great thing about this game? Guests are able to participate at any point during the shower, allowing a more casual approach to 'Shower Games'. Towards the end of the shower, the cards are scored and the winner announced!

SNAPSHOT OF THE GAME:

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Planning A Party!

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Sisters³ Collaborating on Pinterest:

Planning A Party!

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